3d printed UAV

3D Printing Drone Swarms, Part 3: War Winners

Over the past two installments, we have seen how the US and its allies have had huge successes through using drones in their war efforts and why they’re using 3D…

Generative Design Team at Helyx 3D Prints Lightweight Racing Quadcopter

The team at Helyx, headquartered in Italy, is exploring the limits of generative design with their 3D printed drone, a lightweight racing quadcopter created for agility and speed, and the…

Australia: Titomic Unveils Largest 3D Printed UAV, Over 1.8 Meters in Diameter

Titomic, is unveiling what they claim to be the largest titanium 3D printed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at over 1.8 meters in diameter (almost six feet). Created at Titomic’s research…

Bridgeport Research Duo Create and Analyze 3D Printed Frame for Quadrotor Drone

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, are agile and resilient enough to be piloted, and monitored, from remote distances. With four flying dimensions and six degrees of freedom…

Examining the Effectiveness of 3D Printing for Drone Construction (MALE UAVs)

Drones are becoming more and more a part of modern life, being used for everything from military applications to delivering pizza, not to mention the growing number of hobbyists using them…

3D Printed Drones and the UAS Integration Pilot Program

Other nations have been more aggressive than the United States regarding drone testing. To accelerate the development of a robust US market, drone operators need to have approved spaces to…

Soft Robotic Fish with 3D Printed Components Ready for Marine Life Observation

I am always excited on the days I get to learn about the latest remarkable 3D printing innovation coming out of MIT’S Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). This…

ODSUAS: Army Researchers Create 3D Printed On-Demand Small Unmanned Aircraft System

The Army is no stranger to 3D printing, and so far we’ve seen this demonstrated in concepts for body armor, MREs, and using the technology for fabricating replacement parts. Now,…

3D Printed KAYRYS Drone is First Responder in Medical Emergencies, Delivers Aid & Communication

While the KAYRYS is one of the coolest 3D printed drones we’ve seen yet, this is no toy. And it serves as powerful a purpose as its aesthetics would hint…

UK Defense Firm BAE Systems Wants to “Grow” Drones in Vats with Chemical 3D Printing

While 3D printing could eventually cut down on the time it takes to manufacture products, it still requires months if not years to develop them from concept to final end-use…

O’Qualia Releases their 3D Printed Commercial Fixed-Wing Drone the Captor UAS

Drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), are becoming a big business in the United States with more than 1 million units sold in…

Airbus Officially Unveils Thor, the Fully 3D Printed Plane that Flies Beautifully

The first 3D printed plane is making its debut, and nope, it’s not another one that’s been made in miniature by a hobbyist. And while it’s not full-scale, it’s certainly…

Airbus Unveils Thor, Their Fully 3D Printed Unmanned Test Aircraft

When it comes to nurturing and promoting advancements in 3D printing technology, very few companies have taken the initiative that the European airline manufacturer Airbus has. The aerospace manufacturer started…

Louisiana Tech Engineering Students 3D Print UAV for NASA Research

The unmanned aerial vehicle, the UAV, is also commonly known as the drone. While these originally were thought to be rather dubious government issued aircraft, that reputation has mostly been…

Kickstarter: Completely 3D Printed FreeBird One Drone Offers Commercial Quality, Stands Up to Weather & Bumps Along the Way

While most of you are aware by now that 3D printing is allowing for huge strides in manufacturing, impacting numerous and important sectors substantially—with standouts like bioprinted complex structures and space…

Maybe Using a Flamethrower-Equipped Quadcopter Isn’t the Best Way to Cook a Holiday Turkey

This week a Connecticut teenager uploaded a video to YouTube showing off a quadcopter with a working flamethrower attached to it that was being used to literally roast a turkey….

World’s First Jet-Powered, 3D Printed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Produced by Stratasys and Aurora Flight Sciences

If you’re intending to travel for the holidays, you’ve probably already booked your flight. Personally, I’ll be staying home, which is a relief as I don’t have to deal with flight…

This Amazing 3D Printed Winged UAV Suffers Devastating Crash

We are always striving to cover the many amazing uses of 3D printing technology. In doing so, we have a tendency to report on the successful flights of various 3D…

The 3D Printed Apache-Quad Looks Like a Helicopter But Flies Like a Quadcopter

3D printing has really turned the custom UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) space into quite the hobby when it comes to new ideas meshing together to create real, flying vehicles of all types. Prior…

SkyProwler — Part Plane/Part Drone, Produced with Several 3D Printed Parts, Launching on Kickstarter

Probably two of the most exciting and transformative technologies of our day are drones and 3D printing. Both promise to change the way economies function, businesses operate, and governments interact. Where…

Zortrax 3D Prints Lifeguard Drone to Save Castaways, Assisting AeroAtena in ‘Drones for Good’ Competition

When one considers the fumbling and chaos that ensued as Amelia Earhart’s plane lost contact over the South Pacific, leaving the world to radio silence and heartbroken speculation, it’s interesting…

Aerialtronics Uses 3D Printing to Streamline Operations for Their Data Collection Drones

If you see a drone fly over your house, you want to shoot it down. Admit it. You do. But you won’t and you’d better get used to the idea…

Occam’s Razor Applied to New 3D Printed UAV

The 3D printer may be nothing more than a tool, but it’s a tool which allows for the creation of complex objects that gives researchers, scientists, and artists a way…